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10-11-2012 03:47 AM
Geniusdudekiran Nice! You should get some glosso for the foreground.
10-11-2012 01:49 AM
radioman Here is an updated picture. I have been battling some staghorn and a deficiency in my java fern. The staghorn always occurs when I am here at college. I love how the Blyxa looks like it is exploding out.

08-28-2012 09:58 PM
radioman Pic for the nano section. More info can be found in the journal for this tank.

06-19-2012 09:36 PM
@marko@ i like the nerite, and love the atomizer. im gonna have to pic one of those up for my next scape. every time i see its mist, i want it more.
06-19-2012 08:28 PM
Ganyon The tank looks great. Can't wait til mine fills out like that.
06-19-2012 08:09 PM
radioman New pics. I got a GLA regulator and atomic diffuser too. Ignore the white towel. It is there temporarily while I am home.

05-23-2012 06:08 PM
radioman New updated pics taken with a better camera. I also added a product that I saw at my lfs that looks like it would be good to grow riccia out of.

All in all I like this scape better than the previous one with the wood.

05-11-2012 02:06 AM
radioman It is attached using netting from a loofa type bath scrub
It grows out looking really good as you can see in the earlier pics.
I'm also hoping to put some dwarf hairgrass in or do a bunch of riccia on slate and make a carpet that way.
05-11-2012 01:53 AM
FisheriesOmen ooooooo, This tank is sweet. I bet you're the ritzy baller in your dormroom/ apartment/house/whatever...point is you're now the big boy on the street
btw how did you attach the riccia to the rocks? Did you Glue them or use mesh?
05-11-2012 01:42 AM
radioman New scape after moving home. The camera phone picture doesn't do it justice. I will have to take a better one soon. The riccia will hopefully grow better now that it is getting more light and look at that anubias nana!!

04-27-2012 02:29 AM
CatB what you said about the spots on the java fern: i don't know if this stands true for everybody, but i noticed my java fern getting some brown spots a while back. then, pretty soon after (maybe a month?) they grew little baby ferns. right behind where the brown spots were! when i pulled the babies, the brown spots on the front went away. food for thought...
04-27-2012 02:05 AM
radioman This tank will be torn down in two weeks so I can move home and then will be put back together. I really don't want to rip up the blyxa since it just started growing really good but oh well. I'm probably going to make that piece of wood into more of a stump with fissidens on top and then make a riccia carpet. Still brainstorming.
04-09-2012 01:41 AM
radioman x post from my journal
A quick update. The growth on the blyxa seems to be slow. I just don't think it likes the lighting conditions in the tank. On the left side of the tank there is a piece of Blyxa that natural sunlight hits and it seems to be growing faster than the others which leads me to believe it is the lighting. I was not sure if this plant would cut it in this tank. There is some growth so we will see what it is like in the coming weeks.

The sunlight on the left side of the tank leads to my second problem. I am getting staghorn on the sides of plant that face the left side of my tank which is where the sunlight hits it from the window. I try to keep the blinds closed but I am not the only person living in this apt. For now I have put a black covering on that side to keep the light out which should solve my problem.

All in all I am happy with this tanks and the growth I am getting in my lower light plants. Here are some pics of it and the algae. You can see how it is all growing on the left side of things.

Also I reattached the riccia since it grew so large it detached itself. I need to clean up all the stragglers of riccia too.
Also if you want a way to cover up you filter intake just let riccia grow through the foam (picture of it below).

Here is the riccia lol. You can also see the Blyxa. I am comparing its growth and color to my high light tank so I don't know if I will ever be happy with the growth or color of it in this tank. The picture makes the tips look yellow and they are slightly in person. What deficiency is this if it isn't the amount of lighting?
04-02-2012 02:38 AM
Originally Posted by GMYukonon24s View Post
The riccia has great growth and nice tank.
Thanks it started growing in my high light tank and I moved it over to this tank but it seems to still be growing at a reasonable rate if you compare it to the first picture. I was worried it might not like the conditions in this tank but then again it is pretty much a weed.
04-02-2012 02:20 AM
GMYukonon24s The riccia has great growth and nice tank.
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